VOLUME 1, NUMBER 212 Weaklr, ErtaUIikei 1M0| DmDy, Jaa.lt, Itu, ANDERSON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS 85.00 PER ANNUM
So Far as is Known Then
On Either Side-Th?
Of German Reinf ore
To the Great Masses
Force Their Way to 1
(liy Associated Press.)
All the aatlonB engaged In tho
mighty struggle in Belgium and thc
north of France are silent?83 to'ac
tual happenings in that battle-scar
red zone. So far as known there has
been little progress on either side,
but from accounts filtering through
from various sources, this stern en
gagement, which has been going on
incessantly for several'days, may be
characterised as the fiercest of the
Thousands upon thousands of Ger
man reinforcements have been added
to the great masses of troops endeav
oring to force their way to the north
ern ports of France.
It is said this ceaseless pushing
forward of vast bodies of German sol
diers ls by direct order of the em
peror, whose eye is fixed on England,
against which an early campaign is
considered among th? possibilities,
provided a suitabel base can be found
from which to direct the forces.
Similarly the Allier, have been
strongly reinforced and among the
new troops at the front nre the Brit
ish Indians, who, according to all
accounts, have been bearing them
A new rebellion In the Union of
South Africa has given cause for anx
iety both to the British and the South
African, governments. ? Generals de
Wet and Beyers, both notable figures,
in- the South African war. have plac
vu uiniam ? oe. ni nrc> ilcou ui a njrvu
In the Orange Free State and western
The extent of this rising is not
known nor can Its importance be
foretold but already the South Afri
can government has Issued a procla
mation to tho people calling for their
assistance and bas taken measures to
quell tho rebellion.
The British admiralty issues a
warning to vessels whose course may
carry them to the waters to the
north of Ireland, as In those waters
German mines have been laid with'
the result that one British steamer,
the Manchester Commerce, has been
blown up. Additional channel- in the
H??r Trasse ::" v" been declared
closed to navigation by the admiralty
to frustrate attempts by hostile ships
to reach Lydon._._<V_
WOULD-BE ASSASSIN EXECl
FESSION-IN A SIGNED
RANZA DECLARES TH
SCALES, HIS STAUNC
NO PART IN PLO
(By Associated Press.)
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 27.-An ?t
tempt has been made to assassinate
Geheral Francisco Villa by an agent
said to have been commlsisoned and
paid by General Pablo Gonzales. Gen
eral Carransa's staunch supporter,
said a massacre sent The Associated
Press today hy Louis Aguirr J Ben??
vides. General Villa's first secretary.
The would-be assassin. Francisco I.
Mug?a, was executed after making a
confession before George C. Ca rothers
the American consular agent.
The accusation caused much ex
citement. Tho telegram from Villa's
secretary said Magia was apprehend
ed at Guadalupe, where Villa has been
awaiting th? outcome of the confer
ence. The official report stated that
the prisoner jost prior to his execu
tion by the Villa officials irv the ??res
enes of Carothers that he had been
paid a large sun of money by Gen
eral Gonsales at Mexico City. In his
possession was found incriminating
evidence and a loaded pistol.
"Mr Consul: Please advise your
government and my family that 1 died
a traitor." Mugis was quoted ss hav
ing said. The aeeased -was an Argen
tine subject, lt was Magia who as
sassinated a German consular official
la Mexico City some years ago.
General Pablo Gonsales baa been re
.garded as Villa's strongest opponent
In Villa's controversies with Carranza.
General Villa notified the conven
tion delegates at Aguas Callentes of
the matter, suggesting to them that
they "act --Jk the present ess? as Jus
tice and th's Mexico honor demands.''
s Has Been Little Progress
lusands Upon Thous and?
emente Have Been Added
of Troops Endeavoring to
Northern Ports of France.
I A Portuguese mission is in London
'arranging details for possible cooper
ation of the Portuguese army with
thc Allies. Manuel, the former king
of Portugal, has offered his services
to the army of Portugal should the
republic join the Allies against Ger
A Havls despatch from Lisbon re
ports that German troop:; have invad
ed the Portuguese province of An
gola. West Africa, and that prepara
tions are under way for the despatch
of v ^hips and troops from Portu
us?ian general staff reports
thc commencement of lighting along
the front In eastern Prussia and
claims victories over the Germans at
various points in Russian Poland.
A newspaper despatch from Rotter
dam says that General von Beseler.
who commanded thc German forcee
when Antwerp was taken', has com
mited suicide at Bruges.
John Jacob Astor, of thc British
army, son of William Waldorf Astor,!
has been wounded in the fighting in
LONDON. Oct. 27 (9:46 p. m.)- The |
German raid on the channel ports, as
it ls called here, seems to have been I
checked for the time being, or at any
rate, the Germans havs made little, if j
any progress since they crossed the i
Yeer Canal last Saturday. They, how
ever, are still pushing with all the'
forces at their command and are
from French", British and Belgian
Losses on both sides continue pro
portionate to the fierceness of the bat
t?t:-, which meana that they are great
er than those in any hattie since the
Along the coast, where the Allies
are assisted by French and British
warships they apparently have more
than held their own and, after in
flicting heavy losses on the Germans,
have compelled them to try for an
opening farther inland. Up until yes
terday the Allies had been forced to
give way at some points, but today,
according to the French official com
munication, they have held their po
' S'tio?B at every point train the mouth
lot the Yser to the Lens district, and
. again have advanced between Ypres
1 ^_(Continued on Page 8.)
JTED ATTER MAKING CON
STATEMENT GEN. CAR
AT GEN. PABLO GON
H SUPPORTER, HAD
T TO KILL VILLA
The unrest of -Margie yesterday was
not preceded by any actual attempt to
kill Villa, according to the . official
version ot the affair. According to his
confession made before Ca rothers, the
prisoner declared be had been com
missioned by Cosio Robelb, chief of
police of Mexico City, but had receiv
ed funds to carry out his commission
"from the hands of General Gonsalea."
Although they threw doubt on the
report, no definite denial waa made
tc lay by Carran xs officials here.
BAN ANTONIO; Texas, Oct 27.
Denying the report that- Francisco I.
Murgia, who was reported to have
been executed for an attempt on the
life of General Villa, had been hired
by General Pablo Gonsalesi, General
Carranza, in a signed statement re
ceived tonight by Constitutionalist
Consul Beltran, declared that he had
ho part in the plot to kill Villa.
General Carranca admits the exist
ence of a well organized plot to do
away with the fighting general and
mentions the name of Manuel Chao
General Rosall o Hernandez, Macjovio
Herrara and Lois'Herrera.
Carranxa says the plot has been in
existence for some time, but declares
he rebuked his generals and denoan ced
their plana. Ca?rania soys that he sav
ed Villa's lit? at tho time of1 their
break when Chao and Maclovto Her
rera were anxious to have him dis
Carranca says the report that pa
pers were found on Murgia connect
ing hun with the ConsUintlocallst
cause in tala?.
GIS WHICH WERE
SILENT FIRING KM
Britnh Slops Havo Resumed'
Boinbsjrdment ol German
Trenches at Ostend.
(Dy Associated Pre&3.)
AMSTERDAM. Via London, mid
night, Oct. 27.-A Telegraaf dispatch
from Sluis says:
"The guns which were silent yes
terday were Urine again today. The
British ships have resumed bombard
ment of the German trenches at Os
"Tho Germans again and again
have crossed thc Tser canal but each
time have been driven by artillery
and machino gun fire and tho bayo
net Thc battle rages Indecisively on
the Yser and between Dlxmude and
"In severity and In losses the fight
ing exceeds that which occurred on
tlie Nethe and the Meuse. Shells
from tlie warships play havoc lu the
German trenches. The Germans have
brought up more aittllery. some of
which has been posted on the sea-et
Heyst and other places.
"The number of wounded continual
ly brought Into Bruges. ls great All
public buildings and monasteries havo
been transformed Into hospitah."
Mexican Policy Criticized.
WORCESTER, Mass., Oct j 37,- The
I administration's Mexican policy was
sharply criticised bv United Sutes
Senator Lodge in a speech ac a recep
tion rally here tonight
Cf A VC nu a.
wxira a KJ VS VSfSXVXJ'y
I Wm Hoghes, ?ervmg Life Sen*
fence, KOIs Guard Robert
? Stephens With Pick.
fBy Associated Press.)
SPARTAN BU RG, Oct 27.-Will
Hughes, the white convict who killed
Guard Robert Stephens yesterday af
ternoon -with a pick, is still at large. .
Three posses are In pursuit of the fu
gitive in the vicinity of Greer and
Duncan. It is believed that Hughes
escaped in the direction of Greenville.
Hughes, wbo was serving- a Ute
term for murder, cc ugh t young Ste
phens off his guard yesterday after
noon and struck him in the head with
hia pick, inflicting an awful wound
from which Stephens died last night
After the murder Hughes robbed
Stephens of two pistols and $40. .
It is predicted that Hughes will
Testas Bankers Pledge
To Aid the Farmers'
(By Associated Pres?-) I
DALLAS, Texas. Oct 27.-Twenty-?
Ave Texas bankers at a conference
hcr?j i??a> pledged themselves to aid
the tanners of the State to hold their
cot'.on for at least eight cents a pound.
Tee loan plan, proposed at a recent
conference of bankers In St Louis,
was endorsed and resolutions adopt
ed demanding that plantera reduce
their cotton acreage -50 per cent next
yeer, ? _
Killing Frosts in
Southern States I
ItSy Associated Press.)
\V/.SHlNGTON, Oct f7.-Venter's ]
first warning touch in the country
east of the great central valleys waa.
felt today and promised killing frosts
tn the middle Atlantic States and In
the South probably aa far as the
Gulf States and northern Flo.1, da. A
tropical disturbance several hundred
miles east ot Florida was accompan
ied by low pressure northward to thc]
Gulf of St Law reece.
Tunnel Pierced After
Three Years Work]
(By. Associated Press.)
BERNE. Switserland, Oct 27.-(Via?,
Paru, 4:26 p. m.)-A ftvo mlle tcn-(l
nel through the Jura mountains from j,
Mon tiers, France, to Grenchea, Switz-;,
orland, was pierced today after three!,
years ot uninterrupted work. The tun-',
nel will shorten railway communica
tion between Paris, an?? Berne and..
Paris and Milan. It cost $5,000,000. J
ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE
MEN BEYOND HOPE OF
30 TO 40 ARE DEAD
Twenty-Eight Bodies Recovered.
Deadly Fumes Prevent, Res
e?e of Men.
(By Associated Press.)
ROLALTON. III., Oct. 27.-One hun
died and five men, trapped on the
lower level of a burning mine near
here today.- are believed to be beyond
hope of rescue. Thirty to forty oth
ers of the 308 who entered the mino
this morning wero known to be dead.
Twenty-eight bodies have been recov
The mino, belongs to the Franklin
Coal and Coke company. The flre.(
followed a gas explosion. Deadly
fumes prevented rescurers from
roaching the men on the lov?r level.
Of the hundred and Hf ty taken
from the mine, more than 80 had benni,
overcome by. the gas. Two died later.
A minc rescue car from Benton, ?,
111., arrived nearly four boura after}
the explosion with a supply of oxygen ?
helmets. The work of rescue thep
was pushed with vigor, but only dead
bodies were found.
Experts Bald tonight it would bc,
impossible to subdue the Are ip the I
lower level until the burning sec-J,
tiona were .sealed.
ROYALTON, lil., Oct. 27.-A total
Of 61 dead is shown on the casualty '
list issued late tonight, by officials of
the Franklin Coal Comnanv at whruw I
mine nea" here three hundred men
were entombed at the going to work
hour this morning.
Rescuers late today found fifteen
dazed and injured miners ic e pocket
in the burning shaft and led them, to I
The decrease in the number of
dead from earlier .estimates was ac
counted for by the registration tonight
of scores of miners who escaped dur
ing the day but who were to busy
assisting in rescue work to answer
to the roll "all of rescued.
Twenty minutes before the explos- i
ion 346 men went into the mine, only
tho last cage full of the day force re
maining on the surface. Tonight 24
bodies had been recovered and .??
men were mlesing. Mine officials con- |
ceded that the 37 still were entombed
and never would be brought out alive.
P.escue *. nm- from Benton and
Spiingfield, 111., aM from Evansvillo.
Ind., were rushed ic the scene and
their crews, together wi ii. the popu
lation of Royston (about 1.C0?) "pent
the day and the greater part of the'!
night, rescuing the living, attempting
to extinguish the fire that followed the
explosion and caring for the injured
and for the hysterical relatives of
the dead and entombed.
CHICAGO, Oct, 27.-Many miners
made unconscious by th* explosion in
the Franklin mine near Royalton
wore rescued by Charles A. Sine,
Superintendent of safety, according
to C. A. Bickctt, president of the
mine's selling organization, here to
night. Bickett said Sine carried min
ers to tho shaft until he waa made
unconscious by the fames and in turn
was rescued by another worker. Sine j
will recover, it was said.
Fear That Farmers
Will Be Too Eager I;
(By Associated Press.)
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 27.-Plans to
avoid demoralization of cotton busi- ]
ness when the federal- reserve banks
open November 16. were .discussed j
here today by a committee represent
ing the Texas Bankers' association.
Cotton seen have told the bankers \
they fear-larmers will be, too eager to
get rid of their cotton when the re
serve system opens.
J. A. Kemper of Wichita Falls, pres-j
ident vt the committee, has -taken
the position that the first aid to the
cotton crop should come from the!,
South itself. h
c o QfflMXMPt ooooooooooooi]
e let's Hope irs Sa, o J
o (By Associated Press.)
o GALVESTON. Texas, Oct. 27.-lt o J
t> waa announce?' here today that the o 1
o new German steamer Rhlnefeite o J
o bi en rote to Galveston to tras po rt o ?
o 10.060 bales of cotton io Bremen, o ?
FAILURE IO UTILIZE
Tums Tide of German Invasion
of Russian Poland, Accord
ing to Advices.
(By Associated Prcas.)
PETROGF.iAD. Oct. 27.-Failure by
the Germans to utilize an opportune
moment for an attack on Warsaw, af
ter they had approached within eight
miles without being discovered, turn
ad the tide of tho German Invasion of
Russen Poland, according to reliable
advices received from the frc*.t to
Russian general.* are absolutely at
a IOBS to explain the German strategy
In delaying a night attack, until the
opportunity was lost. They express
admiration of Gen von Morgen's light
ning advance of five German army
corps' over the dlffic.t swampy re
gion approaching Warsaw from the
southwest Almost within sight of
the city, however, the enemy sudden
ly decide to delay the attack, and
that allowed tho Siberian and other
Russian reinforcements to. give ade
The Russian generals aleo have ex
pressed admiration of the German's
jxtricutlon when they found them
selves outflanked, their retreat being
so complete and precipitate that the
Russians were unable to overtake and
engage the res? guard in action for
Inhabitants of Warsaw say the
dropping of German bombs, which
never were damaging, har; ceased. '
SHIPPING WILL o?
American Shippers Can Send Cot
ton to Germany and Austria
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.-After dip
lomatic negotiations with Great Bril
lia, whose cruisers, hold virtual con
trol of trsos-Atlfistic commerce the
itate department today announced that
shipping would be safeguarded along
American shippers can send cotton
o Germany and Austria without in
terference by Great Britain.
Arrangements are being made be
tween neutral countries In Europe to
provide against re-exportation of con
ditional contraband to' belligerent
Commerce between neutral coun
tries will be not hindered. In the least
by Great Britain as long as cargoes
ire specifically consigned.
American shippers will be support
ed In their claims against belliger
ents If American cargoes are lott
when carried In belligerent bottoms.
Warmer Weather b
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. Oct 27.-Assur
ance that today's touch of winter will
>e followed immediately by generally
ronner weather throughout the coun
try was given tonight by Government
Maine was the only State where
temp?ratures were below freeling to
Unofficial reports from Herrison
)urg. Va., tonight said loe a quarter
>f an lach thick bad formed In some
places there. '. >
Offers to Resign
(By Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY. Oct. 27.-Venuatis
>o Carranza bas submitted his resig
nation to the Aguas Callentes Con
vention. His offer to relinquish bis
yost as soprani* chief of the nation,
lowever, la conditional on the retire
nent te private Hf? of General Pran
Ia offering to resign. General Car
-ansa said he waa actuated only by
he highest motives of patriotism and
hat acceptance- or rejection of bis of
er must depend on whether or not
ils elimination would contribute to-j
/ard peace and the furtherance of
true democratic ideas.
Board's Outline of the P
Loan Fund Sent to Ck
Throughout the Cour
ful That the Plan Wi
Banking Support to M
(By A s roc i;i ted PrcBB.) I
WA8H INQTQN, Oct. 27.-Pull. :le-!
i all H ci tho plan for a $135,000.000
loan fund to take care of tho surplus;
cotton crop were mado public to-,
night by thc federal reserve board, i
The board'B outline of the plan was'
sent to clearing house associations,
throughout the country. responses
are expected before the end of the
week and officials were hopeful to
night that thc plan would meet with
sufficient banking support to make
its adoption certain.
The outline differs only in detail
from the previous announcements of
the board. The fund, lt shows, is to
be administered under direction of a
committee to bo known as the central
committee, to be composed of the
individual reserve hoard members.
Actual administration of the fund
will be under, a "cotton loan commit
tee," consisting of these members:
W. P. G. Haming, member of the
board, chairman; Paul M. Warburg,
of the board; Col. E. M. House, Aus
tin, Tex.; A. H. Wiggin, New York;
James S. Alexander, New York;
James B. Forgan, Chicago; Festus J.
Wade. St. Louis; Levi L. Rue. Phila
delphia, and William A. Gaston, Bos
Two Cte???? of Subscriptions. .
There are to be two classes , of
subscriptions. The first will ??*
known as class "A," will aggregate
8100.OC0.O00 and will Kn r?<B~i <.> SC?-'
cotton producing States. Class "B"
subscriptions are to be made by
banks or bankers in cotton produc
Applications fer >o?ns must be
submitted to State and local com
mittees, which are required to ap
prove them, and made through banks
or bankers. Applicationa must be ac
companied by subscriptions to class
"B" amounting to 25 per cent of the
loan requested, so that non-cotton
producing States participating will
loan 7" per cent, und cotton States
25. Ever y subscriber will receive cer
tificates of participation, which ahall
be transferable on the committee's
books and bear 6 per cent. Intervi? I
Loans on Notes.
Loans will be made on notes at 6
PROVIDES FOR THE SUBMISSI
TION WHETHER $24,000,
FLOATED TO MAKE LOI
A VIEW OF RETIF
Special to The Intelligencer.
COLUMBIA, Oct. 27.-The special j
committee on bond issue reported a '
substitute bill to the house this morn- 1
lng which provides for the submission 1
to the people at the next election of '
the quesUon whether $24,000,000 in' 5 '
per cent Stato bonds will be flatted '
io make loans on' cotton on the basis 1
o? 9 cents a pour* with a view to re- 1
tiring one-third of the 1*14 crop from
the -market Tho new bond issue bill 1
provides for the creation of the South 1
Carolina colton bonds commission J
whose members shall consist of the '
sinking fond commission and three
mem* to be elected by the general as- '
' No action was taken by th? house
sn the bond issue proposition today. j
The bouse today overrode the veto
of the governor on the act abolishing
the office of dispensary constables in
Pichland and Orangeburg counties.
The Wyche resolution proposing to
amehd the constitution to permit the
floating of honda by the general as- !
sembly. to enable the State to loan j
money to men to buy lands, failed to .
rec*!** the two-thirds vote necessary
for its passage, bot 62 members of ,
the house voted for lt while 42 voted (
against lt Friand* of th? proposition |
are pleased rn account ot the fact (
that lt received a majority vote.
Besides passing tba proposed con- ,
ititntional amendment, submitting to
the people as a precautionary meas- j
u ra to do away with the necessity tor i
another legislature to ratify the cot- <
ion bond issue if the people vote it <
'. Jwj^^HDBsSIHis^aB^SSBE&'MbCrv Raw
lan for a $135,000,000
caring House Associations
itry-Officials Are Hope
ill Meet With Sufficient
alee Its Adoption Cert&in.
per cont, with warehouse receipts for
cotton ss collateral, on the basis ot
G cents per pound for middling*. All
expenses for warehouse and Insur
ance charges must be borne by the
.Sorrower. A guarantee fund is to be
created by deductions of 3 per cent,
from the face value of all loans,
whieli will be used also to provide
funds for the payment of expenses of
administration, estimated not to ex
ceed i-? of 1 per cent, of the fund.
Mature In OM Year.
AU applications for loans must be
made before February 1, 1916. The
loans will have a maturity of one
year with a promise ot renewal tor
six months on approval of the centrai
In the repayment of subscribers to
the fund, the. class A certificates will
be takne care of tn a proportionately
larger degree until the outstanding
amounts of each class become equal.
The board's statement follows:
"lt is proposed to cree's in the
manner hereinafter provided a fahd
ot approximately $130,000,000 to be
kpown as the 'cotton loan fund' sad
to be u^ed for the purposes herein
stated. Subscribers to this fund shall
be divided Into two classes to be des
ignated respectively as class. 'A' sad
class 'B' subscribers. Class 'A' sub
scribers shall .consist of banks and
other corporations, firms or indivi
duate l/VAhrtri rtl? rou 1/1 tn ur In ^?K
than the cotton producing States of
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia.
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Caro
lina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tex
as and Ts ants sc s.
"All class 'A' subscriptions shall
be contingent upon the receipt of
subscriptions ot that class ag
gregating $100,000,000. Class 'B'
subscriptions shall bei made by banks
or bankers located or residing In the
cotton producing States above men
tioned, and as hereinafter more par
ticularly explained; no class 'B' sub
scriptions shall be required except
as a condition of a loan or loans to
be made out of tho fund to be creat
ed, and in such, event subscription-,
shall not be required to exceed 25 per
(Cor.uuoed on Page 5.)
>stiti :ze Bill
ON TO THE PEOPLE Q?ES
000 IN BONDS WILL BE
VNS ON COTTON WITH
and killing the Shirley-Warren bUI
to establish a State bureau of market
ing, with an agent In each count?-,
the senate marked tune today walting
on the bouse. Emergency legislation
ass been cleared from the senate cal
indar, and. beyond. waiting! oa free
conference committee reports there ls
nothing to do until tba house gets
through on the bond measure.
The house sent back tbs warehouse
bill as amended and '?he bill, with all
amendments, will be printed lc the
tournai and Anal action taken by tba
senate In the morning.
Senator* Vernor ma^e a strong
speech for tho marketing MU, urging
that It would help the people and as
sis t in tbe sprsad of the grain props?
jenda and assisting the farmers to
get supplies cheaper. But on tba
rround that it waa not emergency leg?
?Biatlon the senate killed the bill. .
Passed ta Third Roadla?. '
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Oct. 17.-Th?
South Carolina house of repr?sentai
ives tonight passed to .its third read
ng the till providing submission to
he people in the election Novemhnr ?
rt tue question of issuing $24.000.000
n 6 per cent State bends to bs loan
Mi os notes secured by cotton were*
muse recepits on the basis of nina
.ants a pound. The Senate has already
>aaaed th? MU la a somewhat differ?
The* House today sent to thc Senate
lor concurrence the hilt tor a State
warehouse system. The House adopt?
si several amendments to the meas?
we. ._?. W^rsi
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